Director of Rental Assistance (Housing/Community Development Division Director)
The Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) and the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA) are seeking an experienced leader and subsidized housing professional as its Director of Rental Assistance. The FCRHA is a large Moving to Work (MTW) public housing agency (PHA) and is staffed by the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development. This is a senior level position whose purpose is to oversee 50 staff responsible for administration of approximately 5,000 federal Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV), including vouchers administered under MTW Authority, special purpose vouchers (VASH, FUP, NED), Project Based Vouchers (PBV), PBV in units converted through RAD, and local rental assistance programs. Oversees the administration of the Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS) and other programs that support the FCRHA's Moving to Work program and self-sufficiency. Must be a technical expert in federally subsidized housing programs, and an experienced and dynamic organizational leader and manager. Must have experience in all aspects of the Housing Choice Voucher program including all requirements of project based vouchers. Must have strong program design, planning and implementation skills, and demonstrated innovative program design to support the FCRHA's Moving to Work programs. Must also have deep experience in managing performance and compliance in a large organization with multiple levels of subordinate supervision. Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision and able to thrive in an environment that encourages innovative and strategic thinking, problem solving, multitasking, decision making and prioritizing under tight deadlines. Must possess the managerial acumen to identify, direct, and correct operational and compliance deficiencies to achieve optimal results.Employment Standards MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in a field related to the position as described below. A master's degree may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
For Rental Assistance Division Director
Degree in public or business administration, housing management, or related degree; plus six years of progressively responsible managerial experience in the fields of, tax credit, asset management, fair housing, landlord tenant law and grants.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, credit check, and driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer prior to appointment.
- Extensive experience administering the Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing and/or Family Self Sufficiency Programs;
- Experience with Moving-to-Work and HUD's Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) or other federal demonstration programs;
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with political/elected, public and private entities;
- Ability to form collaborative partnerships across organizational lines to work towards a common goal;
- Ability to lead and engage staff in the change management process;
- Professional certification in Housing Choice Voucher a plus.
Job is generally sedentary in nature. Visual acuity to read data on computer monitor. Ability to operate keyboard driven equipment. Ability to bend, stoop, reach, and lift/carry up to 15 pounds. Ability to sit for extended periods. Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to drive a motor vehicle to off-site meetings. All duties may be performed with or without accommodations.
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.